Shanthi Gowrinathan, MD
Director of Psycho-oncology, Pacific Brain Health Center
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About Dr. Shanthi Gowrinathan
Shanthi Gowrinathan, MD, is an accomplished inpatient and outpatient psychiatrist, specializing in both Women’s Psychiatry and Psycho-oncology (Cancer Psychiatry) who works collaboratively in the care of her patients.
Dr. Gowrinathan integrates her recommendations with the patient’s medical teams to ensure a whole person, interdisciplinary and cohesive treatment approach.
Gifted with the strong ability to empathetically connect with her patients quickly, Dr. Gowrinathan is proficient at diagnosing and treating psychiatric disease in the context of complex medical issues such as cancer diagnosis.
- Focused, individualized treatment of psychiatric conditions in the context of complex
- Extensive knowledge of particular psychiatric issues facing cancer patients in general and the very specific needs of each cancer population (including but not limited to the brain tumor, melanoma, lung, neuroendocrine tumor, breast and gynecological cancer, multiple myeloma, and bone marrow transplantation populations).
- Skilled at brief psychotherapeutic interventions when the patient is in crisis and well-versed in cognitive-behavioral therapy, using these skills to help patients rebuild their lives after the losses of cancer or to find peace and closure before dying.
- Proficient and comfortable with treating a wide array of psychiatric disorders (depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, psychosis, personality disorders) to the more cancer-specific struggles of cognitive dysfunction, mood fluctuations, hot flashes, fatigue, and pain.
To schedule a consultation with Dr. Gowrinathan, please contact her clinic:
Pacific Brain Health Center
1301 20th St Ste 145
Santa Monica, CA 90404
Medicare, medicaid and most insurance plans are accepted. Please contact us to confirm coverage.
Frequently Asked Questions
Yes, she is accepting new patients at this time.
Dr. Gowrinathan’s clinical focus is inpatient and outpatient psychiatrist, specializing in both Women’s Psychiatry and Psycho-oncology.
Dr. Gowrinathan speaks English.
Yes, Dr. Shanthi Gowrinathan is taking telehealth appointments. Please contact her office to schedule an appointment.
Dr. Gowrinathan’s office is located at 1301 20th St., Suite 145, Santa Monica, CA 90404.
Medical DegreeSt. George's University, School of Medicine
ResidencyPsychiatry, Cedars Sinai Medical Center
CertificationsPsychiatry, American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology